The Present Condition of Organic Nature

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Language: English
Wordcount: 6,839 / 26 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 58.3
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Genre: Science
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I now propose to take,--that I should start from the beginning,--that I should endeavour to point out what is the existing state of the organic world,--that I should point out its past condition,--that I should state what is the precise nature of the undertaking which Mr. Darwin has taken in hand; that I should endeavour to show you what are the only methods by which that undertaking can be brought to an issue, and to point out to you how far the author of the work in question has satisfied those conditions, how far he has not satisfied them, how far they are satisfiable by man, and how far they are not satisfiable by man.

To-night, in taking up the first part of this question, I shall endeavour to put before you a sort of broad notion of our knowledge of the condition of the living world. There are many ways of doing this. I might deal with it pictorially and graphically. Following the example of Humboldt in his "Aspects of Nature", I might endeavour to point out the infinite variety of organic life in

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